As A Marine, I Know the Importance of Wearing ID

by ROAD iD Staff September 08, 2021

My time in the Marines has shown the value of identification. We may not be in combat situations, but believe me, anything can happen at any time. I didn't use a ROAD iD in the service, but I used dog tags.

Many of us had our information tattooed on our torsos, just in case we were taken prisoner. That's how important it was to have identification.

I no longer wear the dog tags, but I do feel better when I have my ROAD iD on when I run, bike, swim, or even walk. I even wear it in my normal street clothes a lot of the time. I actually have several of them, and several bands.

By the way, I was also an EMT. Trust me, anything can happen, at any time.

—James